Phipps Records A Double - Wins WMDH ThunderCar and Figure 8 Titles
(October 19, 2010) – For the second time in his long career of racing at Anderson Speedway, Rod Phipps won championships in two different divisions.

Prior to racing on Ed Martin Toyota Championship night, Phipps had a sizable lead in the WMDH ThunderCar Division and a lead in the Figure-8 competition over Curtis Chapman.

"It's not over till its over," he said of running for two titles. "It would be nice if we do. I have a good team behind us and they worked really hard this year. We lost our original Figure-8 car on July 4 and have been running this car in both divisions."

Phipps recalled that in 2006 he won the Thunder Car pro division title which raced on Friday nights and the Street Stock title in the same year.

He won the Figure-8 title in 2007 and the ThunderCar title in 2009.

" Winning two in the same night is pretty awesome, it says
something about my team," he said.

Phipps had high praise for his two closest competitors in the WMDH ThunderCar division, Rob Wyman and Hannah Lundy.

"If (Rob) Wyman didn't have the problems he had, we would have had a real good race," he said. "I wish it would have come down to that, we became good friends this year.

"Watching Hannah blossom has been awesome," Phipps said of the Alexandria driver who recorded three feature wins this season.

"She's going to be one heck of a race car driver, she's pretty

Phipps also praised Chapman and the Terry Malone Jr. team for the point's battle in the Figure-8 division.

"We battled Curtis all year," he said. "He's had a stellar year.
I've been fortunate. My car has stayed together, been consistent and that's what has kept me out front."

For 2011 Phipps is going to be competing on a regular basis in the Champion Racing Association's touring Street Stock division.

"You might see us at Anderson when CRA is not running,"

Phipps said. "It's time to move on, nothing more I can prove here. I love racing at Anderson, the atmosphere. We've had an awesome year."I've raced here for 18 years, time to see what I can do in the Street Stock division," he concluded.